The Federal Government Wants To Imprison These Six Water Protectors

These cases likely mark the first time that United States authorities have pursued felonies against individuals involved in demonstrations against fossil fuel infrastructure.

By Will Parish | May 22, 2017

An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters in Morton County, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune)

An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters in Morton County, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune)

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In February, a federal grand jury issued indictments of four Standing Rock water protectors on charges of Federal Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Crime.

read more at http://www.mintpressnews.com/february-federal-grand-jury-issued-indictments-four-standing-rock-water-protectors-charges-federal-civil-disorder-use-fire-commit-federal-crime-federal-investigators/228036/

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Photo credit: Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune

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